State Animal & Agriculture Response Teams are interagency state organizations dedicated to preparing, planning, responding and recovering during animal and agricultural emergencies and disasters in the United States. NC SART was founded in North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, during which more than 3 million domestic and farm animals were lost. Many could have been saved by a coordinated emergency response plan.


NC SART is a public-private partnership, joining government agencies with the private sector around the common goal of animal and agricultural issues during disasters. NC SART facilitates communication and resource sharing across agencies and organizations throughout the sate during disasters to support local and state level response efforts.


NC SART facilitates communication and resource sharing across agencies and organizations throughout the sate during disasters to support local and state level response efforts. NC SART operates under the auspices of state and local emergency management utilizing the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS has been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as the most effective system for managing emergencies. This system has been universally adopted as part of the National Emergency Response System (NIMS).


Your donation to NC SART supports animals and agriculture affected by disasters. SART is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.